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Common English Verbs Lesson 6: Run 3 years 1 month ago #7531

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According to Peter Gilliver, the Oxford English Dictionary lexicographer, the verb run (and its variants) has around 645 different meanings – way too many to mention here. Check out the most common uses below.



Definitions
1. run (v.): to control a business; to be in control of something
2. run (v.): used on a computer or smart phone; to be working (a machine or engine)
3. run (v.): to go from ‘A’ to ‘B’ (as in a cable or path etc.); to travel along
4. run (v.): to say; to give an idea or suggestion
5. run (v.): to try to be elected for office; to try to get a job or position
6. run (v.): to fill with water from a tap; to let water come out from a tap
7. run (v.): to move up or down a list with your eyes
8. run (v.): to move quickly with the feet; to do a quick task or errand

Examples
* Can you please run a bath for me? (6)
* When did you start running your own business? (1)
* As Santa ran down his list of good kids he noticed your name was missing. (7)
* I need to run to the shops. (8.)
* If you want hot water then you will need to let the water run for a while. (6)
* I want to run my idea past the boss. (4)
* I will be back; I’m just running down to the shops. (8.)
* The cable runs from the computer to the socket. (3)
* My new computer program is running well. (2)
* The train runs along the tracks at 200 km per hour. (3)
* Who is running for president? (5)
* How many candidates are running for this job? (5)
* Is the coffee machine running? (2)

Vocabulary
socket (n.): the place you attach an electrical device
candidate (n.): a person who has applied for a job; person nominated for election
machine (n.): a device that needs power to move or work and has a specific function

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Most Useful English Verbs Lesson 7: Set | 원어민들이 가장 많이 사용하는 영어 동사 3 years 1 month ago #7532

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One of the most common verbs in English, the word set can be used in several different contexts, both formal and informal.



Definitions
1. set (v.): place down on a surface; to place into something
2. set (v.): to get/be ready or prepared
3. set (v.): to become solid or reach a desired consistency after a time at rest
4. set (v.): to fix and not alter (as in time or location)
5. set (v.): end of a period of time; for the sun to go down just before night starts

Examples
* I need to set my book down on the table. (1)
* Did you set the alarm? (2)
* Is the table all set? (2)
* Are we set? Can we go? (2)
* Can you set these flowers in some water for me, please? (1)
* Has the custard set yet? (3)
* What time does the sun set? (5)
* Wait! I’m not set. (2)
* Can we set a time to meet and just stick to it? (4)
* My husband set the vase on the bookshelf. (1)
* The time has finally set on his long career as a professor. (5)

Bonus Vocabulary
stick to … (v.): not change one’s mind or behavior
vase (n.): a glass or ceramic container used for holding flowers etc.

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매우 유용한 동사 | Useful Verbs: See 3 years 1 month ago #7545

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매우 유용한 동사 : Lesson 8 – See

Although ‘see’ is used to talk about things that come into our line of sight, ‘see’ is most commonly used to mean you know or understand something. Check out the following ways the verb ‘see’ is routinely used.


Definitions
1. see (v.): to perceive with the eyes
2. see (v.): to discern mentally; to understand
3. see (v.): ascertain after inquiring, considering, or discovering an outcome
4. see (v.): to regard or consider yourself (or someone else) in a specific way
5. see (v.): to find attractive or good qualities in someone (or something); to find benefit
6. see (v.): to meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance; to have a meeting
7. see to (something/someone) (idiom): attend to or do something; deal with
8. see (v.) (in poker or in other gambling games) equal the bet of (an opponent).
9. see (to it) that… (v.): ensure; make sure something is done

Examples
* I see what you are saying, but I just don’t agree. (2)
* Can you see that building over there? Well, that’s where I live. (1)
* I want ask the coach to see if I can join this basketball team. (3)
* Do you see him as a good teacher? (4)
* What do you see in that guy? He’s a real jerk! (5)
* I saw Smithy at the gym yesterday. (6/1)
* I see your $100 and raise you another $100. (8.)
* How do you see yourself? (4)
* Do you see any benefit in taking a new job? (5)
* Please see to it that you finish your homework on time. (9)
* I really need you to see to this problem as soon as you can. (7)
* Can you see the screen? (1)
* I need to see the boss tonight. (6)
* I really didn’t see what the boss was going on about. (2)

Bonus Vocabulary
routinely (adv.): commonly; regularly
jerk (n. informal): a bad person; someone who behaves very badly
go on about (v.): complain at length; talk about for a long time
raise (v.): increase the amount of money gambled


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English Verbs | 매우 유용한 동사 | Take 3 years 1 month ago #7549

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The verb ‘take’ is generally regarded as one of the 10 most useful verbs in English. In this free English lesson we are going to give you several examples of the ways the verb ‘take’ is commonly used.



Definitions
1. take (v.): hold (something) with one's hands; reach for (something) and hold
2. take (v.): remove (someone or something) from a particular place.
3. take advantage of (someone or something): to use for personal advantage
4. take (v.): occupy (a place or position).
5. take (something) away (v.): to remove from a place (often used to talk about food)
6. take (v. informal): agree to buy something
7. take (v. informal): cheated or scammed (usually used in the past tense ‘taken’)
8. take (v. informal): a person already in a relationship (usually past tense ‘taken’)
9. take (v.): used to provide an instance or example in support of an argument
10. taken for a ride (idiom): scammed or tricked

Examples
* I just got taken by that damn hustler - this phone he sold me doesn't work. (7)
* I will take a café latte and a muffin, please. (6)
* Take John for example, he's a great worker. Why don’t we promote him? (9)
* Who took my pen off my desk? (2)
* Would you like me to put your pizza in a box so you can take it away? (5)
* Stop taking advantage of your sister and do your own homework! (3)
* Take my hand and I will guide you down the stairs. (1)
* I think you got taken for a ride by your unscrupulous boss. (10)
* I want to date the bartender here, but I hear he is already taken. (8.)
* We can’t sit there, that seat is already taken. Why don’t we try upstairs? (4)

Communication Tip – Make a suggestion using “Why don’t we…?
* Why don’t we promote Jim? = I think we should promote Jim.
* Why don’t we take the bus? = I think taking the bus is a good idea.
* Why don’t we go to a movie? = I think we should go to a movie.
* Why don’t we try upstairs? = I think we should see if there are seats upstairs.

Bonus Vocabulary
hustler (n. informal): person who tricks or cons people
unscrupulous (adj.): dishonest; of a person who is corrupt
promote (v.): give someone a higher rank in a company or organization
damn (exclamation): used to show frustration


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매우 유용한 동사: Break / Break down 3 years 1 month ago #7550

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The verb 'break' and the phrasal verb 'break down' are very useful verbs to remember. Please use the definitions and example sentences below to help you become more confident using these verbs.

Definitions
1. break (v.): to cause to fall into pieces due to a knock or blow etc.; to damage
2. break (v.): sustain an injury to a bone so that it cracks
3. break (v.): to cease a bad habit
4. break into (phrasal verb): enter a locked location
5. break through (phrasal v.): to have a success in a particular area
6. break (v.): fail to observe (a law, regulation, or agreement)
7. break wind (v.): a polite way of saying ‘fart’
8. break (v.): fail to deliver on one’s word or promise

Examples
* Breaking the law ended up costing him his job. (6)
* I am really trying to break through the glass ceiling. (5)
* Have you ever broken any laws? (6)
* He broke his arm playing basketball and ended up having to have surgery. (2)
* Have you ever broken a promise? (8.)
* I’m trying to break my bad habit. (3)
* Why did the thief try to break into the bank? (4)
* Breaking my brother’s phone ended up costing me $500 to repair it. (1)
* Who broke wind? It stinks! It really, really stinks! (7)
* You broke your promise to take me to Disneyland. (8.)

Bonus Phrasal Verb: Break down
1. break down (phrasal v.): a machine or motor stops working
2. break down (phrasal v.): lose control of one’s emotions (i.e. very sad or angry)
3. break (something) down (phrasal v.): to explain in steps or detail
4. break down (phrasal v.): when negotiations, communication, or relationships cease or deteriorate

Examples
* Our car broke down. (1)
* Sadly, their relationship broke down and they ended up getting a divorce. (4)
* You really broke down after seeing that sad movie. Are you OK? (2)
* Communication broke down between the two parties. (4)
* Can you break down what went wrong in the meeting? (3)
* The washing machine has broken down. (1)

Communication Tip - End up…
end up (phrasal verb): to finally be in destination or situation; end result or consequence
* How did you end up here?
* How did your relationship end up?
* His mistake ended up costing him a fortune.

Bonus Vocabulary
thief (n.): someone who steals things; someone who takes things without permission
glass ceiling (n.): the salary and career ‘ceiling’ women report facing at work
surgery (n.): a medical procedure
party (n.): a person, or group of people, involved in an activity or meeting
divorce (n.): when married people legally end their relationship

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